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PUBLIC AGENDA: toxic chemicals regulations, middle-school plans, temporary art

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 16.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of its labor negotiations with the city manager, city attorney, city auditor and city clerk. The council will then hold a joint session with state Sen. Jerry Hill; consider an ordinance regulating hazardous-materials users and "sensitive receptors" such as residences and schools; and consider an ordinance regarding amortization of uses at Communications and Power Industries. The council will also discuss the leasing policies, fees and charges at the Palo Alto Airport. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for the Parks and Recreation Commission. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will convene for a special meeting to hear the middle schools' annual Single Plan for Student Achievement reports for the 2015-16 year. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee will consider a recent audit of the city's financial statements and a budget-amendment ordinance closing the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review the final Environmental Impact Report for 1050 Page Mill Road, a proposal to demolish two existing structures totaling 265,895 and replace them with four buildings with the same square footage; consider a resolution for adopt a Complete Streets policy; and review a recommendation for a proposed extension of the Bryant Street Bicycle Boulevard. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMISSION ... The board plans to meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to hold a scoping meeting for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for a 33,323-square-foot office building at 2747 Park Blvd. and a 29,120-square-foot office building at 3045 Park Blvd. The board will also review plans for 1700 Embarcadero Road, a request by Jones Palo Alto Real Property LLC, to demolish an 18,000-square-foot building (Ming's) and construct a 62,000-square-foot automobile dealership. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider allocating up to $4,800 for Dan Gottwald and Scott Watkins for installation of temporary art, "Chime," in King Plaza and an additional $1,000 for permits and costs associated with the installation. The commission will also discuss the Public Art Master Plan; consider opportunities for collaboration between Zero1 and the Palo Alto Art Center; and see a presentation from Chris Treggiari and Peter Foucault about the Mobile Arts Platform and the process for community outreach related to the Public Art Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The Board of Education's policy review committee will meet to discuss its own process for vetting policies, as well as two new proposed policies ("Animals at School for Non-Instructional Purposes" and "Gift, Grants, and Bequests"). Read the agenda here.

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